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ASUS K75DE Windows 8 & 7 dual boot, unexpected BIOS prob

Q: ASUS K75DE Windows 8 & 7 dual boot, unexpected BIOS prob

Alright guys, here is the scoop. I just got a refurbished ASUS K75DE laptop, and it came with Win8 on it. I am wanting to run a dual boot with Win7, so I disabled fast-boot just fine, and went into the UEFI BIOS and disabled the secure boot.

While I was there, I did like I have always done and set a BIOS boot-up password. I then proceed to boot to my Win7 installer USB Flash drive, but I was running low on battery power so I aborted the install and shut the computer down to try again later.

Now however when I get into BIOS to select boot priority, all options are grayed out except for system time and a few other non-essentials. At the bottom of the first BIOS screen it says "User Level : User" and I can't seem to find a way to reverse this issue. So now I'm stuck, can't boot to anything but the HDD because it is first by default.

I know this is a Windows 8 forum, but I have literally spent 6 hours Googling this problem and have made no gains. I did update my BIOS version to the latest because someone said they couldn't change any boot order options, but it made no change.

Please help! Any ideas might prove helpful. I've been posting all over the net on forums seeking a solution. Any info or clarification you need, just let me know.

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A: ASUS K75DE Windows 8 & 7 dual boot, unexpected BIOS prob

You might have to call Asus on that, I use Asus MBs and that's never happened to me. You should have been prompted to enter your password upon entering the BIOS. There should be a way to enter the password you set.

Can you re-install your current BIOS? That might reset it.

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So how do I dual-boot my Asus Eee PC 1015p Seashell series with xp and 7 ? I already have 7 installed on my netbook I just need a instruction on how to install xp via usb cause my netbook doesnt have a cd-rom.

PS: I tried using a program called "rufus" alot of people say it works but when I tried using it to put my xp installer to usb to make it bootable etc. it did"nt work , I connect the usb before oning my netbook and it just does its normal routine and did"nt load the setup . I also have alread made usb the firs thing to load on BIOS.

So help anyone ?

A:How do I dual-boot XP over Windows 7 on Asus 1015P.

XP is so old it is now a struggle to install it on modern hardware. So it's best to consider now virtualizing it from within Win7 using freeware like XP Mode, Virtual Box, VMWare or Virtual Player.

You'll need to make the stick bootable. If Rufus won't work then try this manual method: How to install Windows XP on a Netbook using a USB flash drive - TechSpot Forums

Shrink C to make space to install XP, but create the partition and full NTFS format during XP install.

If you have four Primary partitions then you'll need special help to convert one to Logical and make the new XP partition Logical and adjacent. Only the System partition cannot be made Logical, but I would not want a bootable Recovery or OEM partition Logical either, so best to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can advise you better.

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I have a brand new (no data) Asus Sonic Master S550CM laptop with a 1TB hd and 6GB Ram. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. The laptop is going to be used by a senior and Windows 8 is just too complicated for her. Originally I was planning on getting rid of Windows 8 and installing Windows 7, but I'm starting to think a dual boot might be the better idea. I've spent several hours looking for info on drivers and whether it's feasible to dual boot but I'm not getting very satisfactory information. Asus.com doesn't seem to offer any information either. So, I'm posting my first thread to a forum - ever - if I've posted this in the wrong area my apologies.

The hd has two partitions: OS (C) 372.6GB and Data (D) 537.6GB. I'm thinking that I should shrink (C) to 186GB and rename it (E)? and install Windows 7 on (E) leaving Data (D) to be accessed from both Windows 7 and Windows 8?

I have just enough tech skill to get myself in trouble on these complicated projects. I have dual booted computers before (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP) but not a laptop.

My questions are:
Has anyone successfully done this?
Are there other "things" I should do (ie I read that I should turn off fast start-up)?
I also read I should disable secure boot in the bios, but the bios won't let me select secure boot to disable it.
Which Windows 7 should I install, the current O/S is Windows 8 64-bit?
Will the touch screen still function in Windows 7?
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A:Dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 on Asus Sonic Master S550CM

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.

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I have Installed Windows 7 on top of windows xp and accidentally deleted the boot.ini and ntdetect.com and ntldr of win xp .
Can someone Remind me how to restore win xp
without re-writing the mbr and using the xp cd
I know there's a way to do it but its something i cannot remember

A:Dual Boot Prob

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Installed xp pro 64 bit on a separate partition but no longer shows windows 7 afterwards and i cannot use windows 7.Help

A:dual boot prob

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Hey guys, okay this prob happened on my friends laptop. Specs :-

HP Pavillion 2000
C2D T7500 (should be this)
nForce motherboard (guessing nForce 4)
nVidia 7200 Geforce Go Turbocache
Pre-installed Windows Vista Home Premium

We all know how bad Vista is with games so I suggested dual booting Windows XP. So disabled SATA Native Support in the bios and got everything installed. It works fine, boots into Windows XP, run VistaBootPro to reinstall Vista bootloader and dual boot is now capable.

The prob now is when she selects to boot windows XP, it's unable to boot and says this could be because the hardware/software had been changed. I know this happens when you install a new mobo, but she didn't change ANY hardware. She didn't install the drivers yet.

Input would be nice, what I'm assuming now is that the motherboard needs it's drivers installed in XP as soon as the installation is complete. So I told her to reinstall XP and install the drivers immediately when XP installs finish. Then only reinstalling the Vista bootloader for dual booting options. Is this a right move or just a vain attempt?

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I'm having some problems with dual-booting Windows 8 and Windows 7. I have Windows 7 installed on drive 0, and I just installed Windows 8 on drive 1. (Both SSDs, if that matters)

After installing Windows 8, no dual-boot menu came up - it went straight into Windows 8. So then, using EasyBCD 2.2, I added a Windows 7 entry. Once I restarted, the boot menu came up, showing both Windows 8 and 7. BUT, when I try to boot to Windows 7, after a restart, the computer just shows a black screen - nothing else. I would then need to restart the PC to get back to the boot menu and just continue into Windows 8.

I tried to do startup repair, but it said it couldn't find any problems. When I change the HD Boot order in the BIOS, I am able to go to Windows 7 with no problem - but I would prefer not to go into the BIOS every time I switch OS.

Any suggestions on getting Windows 7 to boot upon selection from the Windows 8 boot menu? Thanks!

A:Win 7 and Win 8 - Dual Boot Prob.

1. Can you post the snapshot of Disk Management so that all disks and partitions are shown.
2. Output of bcdedit would be helpful too. (on admin prompt execute: bcdedit)

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Hello All, Help I am at my wits end!!
I seem to be not alone in my frustration.
I have read up on all the specs regarding a XP/2k dual boot, Different Partitions, unique Computer name... ect

Dual booting
C:windows2000 sp4 NTFS(Existing)
D:Xp pro sp2 NTFS(Clean Install Started from within Win2k)

After a clean xp install to D: (No problems during install)
I was no longer able to boot 2k
after some searching I found the NTLDR NTDETECT fix
however in reverse. I backed up the NTLDR and NTDETECT from the XP install.
Replaced them with the win2k versions.
Success I am able to boot to win2k however now xp is not booting.
So I boot to 2k swap my backups of the XP NTLDR and NTDETECT and reboot.
I am able to boot to XP no problem.
It seems that the XP boot files are not compatible with 2k and vice versus.

When I attempt to boot using the other OS boot files I get the usual

WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM is missing or corrupt

WINNT/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM is missing or corrupt

Is this possible or am I missing something?

My Bootini is in order
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

I have tried using the recovery console and the fixboot and fixmbr without success.

Since I can boot to both with only the ... Read more

A:Yes Again XP/2000 dual boot Prob

Where is that Boot.ini? It should be on the 2000 partition and the OS selection should take place from there.

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Newbie, please help. My laptop had Vista, I then upgraded to Win 7. I want to do a dual boot with 7 and XP (I miss my old programs). I followed the tutorial to set up a partition, far as I can tell that worked. But when I try to boot xp from disk it starts the install but then stops saying something like: if this is the 1st time seeing this message restart your comp,(Idid same result) or if you are seeing this again run virus scan( I did came up clean) or run CHKDSK/F (I ran 7's chkdsk, again no problem), also said something about removing new hard drives or programs, then message ended with: STOP: oxoooooo7b, oxf78d2524, oxcooooo34, oxoooooooo, oxoooooooo.
I have tried 2 different xp disks with same result. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

A:Dual boot prob: xp won't install

Are you using the XP installer to format NTFS the partition you created? It uses a different partition table.

Where are you getting the XP disks you tried? What does it say on them?

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Windows 8 Laptop..... Opened machine, came out of sleep mode, said it would restart and update in 15 min...., let it do it. This all happened June 27th...
Next thing I know it fails in the update.... Then it reboots, giving me an error....
It gave me the opportunity to go into the BIOS setup (press del for setup)... I don't remember it doing that normally... Might be in fast boot and secure boot, but not sure...
I changed the boot order, saved, and restarted the machine...
Now I get nothing on the screen at all.... HDD, numlock lights flash once.... DVD drive spins for a sec.... fan runs... can open and close dvd drive... power light is on and that's it....
Is there any way to get back into the system (legacy) BIOS and override the UEFI? What else would you suggest? Resetting something? CMOS?
I just want to get this running again....
Thanks Dave
PS Someone suggested removing memory and putting it back in...... Would this help?

A:ASUS K55A-HI5103D failing to boot into BIOS or Windows 8..... nothing but power

The following link is from the Asus website to restore you computer to factory settings: http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=K55A&os=8&no=1775.
Hope this helps solve your issue. Do not know what else to suggest. The forum administrators may have some other suggestions.
Curtis W

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Establishing points:
1. I have a Windows 10 upgrade registration ready for post-deadline.
2. I have a 256 GB SSD (my OEM Windows 7 Pro x64 is here), and a 3 TB storage drive (very much in use!) where I ultimately want to have the second OS.
3. I have USB, Microsoft USB tool, and various OS images ready.
4. I have EasyBCD ready; I have only created a second boot entry in preparation for the install and testing so far.

I have a Windows 7 install as mentioned above, and what I would like to do, broadly speaking, is to install it fresh on a partition in my storage drive, after which I would activate and upgrade that Windows 7 to Windows 10. I would have my original Windows 7 install on the primary SSD, and a Windows 10 bootable from my hard disk. In other words, I would be 'doubling up' on the same registration of W7 on a single machine, and upgrading one of those to W10.

So far the issue has been with installing Windows 7 on the hard disk from the boot media. It seems at least partly to be a GPT-MBR issue.

Windows Vista (SP1 and above, not RTM) and Windows 7 x86_64 versions support booting in x86_64 UEFI mode from GPT disk only, OR in BIOS mode from MBR/msdos disk only. They do not support IA32 (x86 32-bit) UEFI boot from GPT/MBR disk, x86_64 UEFI boot from MBR/msdos disk, or BIOS boot from GPT disk.

Now, when I boot I can enter something called "ASUS UEFI BIOS", and it seems this does not count as UEFI. As such, ... Read more

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Hello! I recently acquired an Acer V3-771G and I want to dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Pro x64 and I was wondering if it is recommended to change BIOS with the UEFI found on Acer's site. Also, if i should do that, when is it right to switch from BIOS to UEFI? In the beginning, after W7 is installed, after W8 is installed, etc. Note that I have some experience with dual-boots, but none whatsoever with Windows 8.

As for the system specs, I am only able to write them as they are written on the box, as I haven't installed any Windows yet.
CPU: i7-3630QM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT650M
8 GB Ram DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400rpm

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Does your Acer have a BIOS chip or a uEFI firmware chip?

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OK I updated my bios today and thought it updated correctlly. Everything seemed ok... I was then looking in my hardware manager and noticed I had a secondary video adapter (I only use a moniter so i disabled it, because i have had a few freezes while playing games ). In doing this of course it needed to be restarted. it shutdown and started to boot, but now it doesnt have a post beep and monitor stays blank. OK my question is could disableing that adapter affected it so it will not boot right? Or ,as im guessing, the bios not be correct and thats the prob.. I've tried reseting my cmos by my MB specs ( a7n266-c ) to no avail. Can i use my original MB disk to set bios to get it to boot right? Any help would be very much appreciated..

winxp home sp2
amd xp 1800
radeon 9250 vid card

and if ya need any other info just ask, I know its prob a simple fix, just wanted some expert input...

A:Solved: Bios prob? cant get to boot?

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Hi, guys. I want to update my laptop BIOS. I found winflash tool and when I try to install, cannot be done the message says, this program is compatible for notebook only. Is there a winflash tool for laptop computer regarding with my laptop specs? Can I have an official link from you guys where I can get that tool? I already have new BIOS. thanks for your suppport

A:Updating ASUS K43U BIOS E-350 dual core procssesor

Why not just manually flash your BIOS? With most modern PC's you can even update the BIOS from with in windows.


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I recently experienced the complete failure of my less-than-two-year-old mobo - a Gigabyte GA-A7VXP. I replaced it with an Asus A7N8X-X mobo running an Athlon XP 2400+ and Micron SDRAM PC2100 512 MB. I have two WD HDDs running as Master and Slave on the Primary IDE Channel and a Pioneer DVD-R/CD-R/RW and MSI CD-ROM running as Master and Slave on the Secondary IDE Channel. The new system powered up on the first attempt and all drives were correctly recognized (it took two or three reboots to get the processor to be recognized as the correct one).

The problem is that when Windows attempts to load, it is just a brief flash of the splash screen and a blue screen with some error information (both flash so rapidly that it is less than a second for both so I cannot read the error message). I am given a message that either Windows was not shut down properly or a hardware change may have occurred and that I need to select how I want to boot. I am given Normal Windows boot, Safe Mode, Safe Mode on Network, another Safe Mode that I cannot recall and Last Known Best Configuration. Nothing works.

I then disconnected the Slave HDD on the Primary IDE and the system correctly notices that that drive is gone and displays a screen of data about the processor speed, IRQs, etc. and at the bottom is says Verifying DMI pool data...... Then this message displays, "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter." Doing this sees the Windows XP Home Edition disk in the DVD/CD drive... Read more

A:New Asus A7N8X-X; dual drives; won't boot to XP

May not help you -- I installed an new A7N8X-X - used existing Duron 1600, 512 PC2100 DDR, Maxtor 120 GB 7200 HDD (only one HDD connected, did have DVD burner and CD player connected also), running WinXP Pro. This replaced a Matsonic 8137C that I had been having erratic problems with. Problems included incomplete downloads, problems with USB ports and an external WD 80 GB hard drive, computer randomly freezing, and more. Thought I had narrowed the problem to the MB. And I did do something right - I had everything backed up before I started.

Install went fine, I thought. Booted and Windows went to same screen that you get; Normal Windows boot, Safe Mode, Safe Mode on Network, and Last Known Best Configuration. Nothing worked. Mine automatically re-booted.

So I re-booted 4 or 5 more times. Didn't work. Had an old Maxtor 2 GB HDD with Win98 loaded on it that I hadn't been using. Plugged it in and it booted right up. With not much to lose I did a clean install of WinXP on that older, smaller Maxtor and booted up. It still worked.

I decided it must be the 120 GB Maxtor HDD. Bought a new Seagate 160, installed WinXP and have been running fine since.

HOWEVER, since that time I have played with the Maxtor 120 HDD by reloading Windows and it is working perfectly. Don't know if I can completely trust it, but it will work on the A7N8X-X just like the new one.

Additionally, to make a long story longer, I have since read on some forum boards, maybe this one also, tha... Read more

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Hi. I want to install Windows XP onto a machine running Win7 x64. I think I am OK with the procedure, but I am having problems from the word go as I have just discovered that the drive onto which I want to install XP (a Seagate ST1000DX001) is a SATA drive. So I need to have the SATA drivers on a floppy (or incorporated into a setup CD-ROM): WinXP installation does not see the drive at the moment.

But I am going round in circles trying to find the drivers I need. Can anyone kindly help me locate the ones I need to install? The M/B is an Asus P6X58D-E. I do have the Asus CD-ROM (the drivers there won't be the most recent, but no matter), but when I browse the folders there I can't see a SATA drivers folder. Subfolders on the CD-ROM under 'Drivers' are: Audio, BCU, Chipset, EPU6Engine, ExpressGateHDD, LAN, RAID (IMSM & Marvell subfolders), TurboV and USB3... Is it the Marvel AHCI driver?? Or the Intel AHCI/RAID driver??? No idea which if any are the SATA drivers..

Otherwise, can I download the SATA drivers from somewhere? An hour's Googling hasn't helped.. I do have this page, but no idea which, if any, of the drivers there are the ones I need to download..

Download Asus P6X58D-E drivers for Windows 7/XP/Vista, BIOS

Many thanks.

A:Help me locate Asus SATA drivers (for XP dual boot)?

OK, I tried the Intel drivers from the CD-ROM first - no joy. Then the Marvel ones, and hey-presto. I think I was being over-cautious (not sure why, what could have happened??). Anyway, it's the Marvel RAID (32- or 64-bit as appropriate) from the Asus disc which are needed, just in case anyone has the same issue in the future.

XP currently installing to my SATA drive..

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I have ASUS K55A - HI5014L laptop that came with UEFI win8 x64
I primarily use win7 x64, its setup as dual boot via (disabled EUFI and launch csm)
i've corrupted my dual-boot options by pressing multiple f1-f12 keys on start up, i couldnt boot anything (if i recall correctly it said it was missing something)

I was able to get into win7 with

bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-gb /s B: /f ALL from bootable usb

then i tried to reset bcd settings with EasyBCD software, which recreated 4 entires in bootloader, successfully

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {1f8184a2-14de-11df-9734-f08c6d8c50b0}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu Yes
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description 7
locale en-US
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
Windows Boot Loader
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A:Corrupted Bootloader on ASUS K55A - HI5014L cant dual boot.

You'lll not be able to boot into Win8 if you've enabled CSM unless there is a "UEFI Boot First" choice and you install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

This is the same on any preinstalled Win8 laptop if you want to Dual Boot with extant Win8: You must shrink C to create your Dual Boot partition, reboot into BIOS setup to disable Secure Boot and then either set CSM to "Both" mode or "Enabled UEFI Boot First." Then you should be able to install to the partition created in order to Dual Boot.

If you're using a flash stick installer make sure to use UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows Option 1 to format the stick correctly.

If this fails post back the exact error message and at what step of install. Then check your choices in BIOS setup to let us know how they may vary since every BIOS is different and are being updated regularly.

You can also delete all partitions during the UEFI install or to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
in CSM/Legacy mode, then Clean Install Windows 7 first, then Clean Install - Windows 8 second to get a Dual Boot with superior Clean Installs instead of the bloated Eight preinstall.

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I have a custom built PC based upon the ASUS MAXIMUS Formula with a EVGA GeForce 8800 GT video card. Everything works great. I wanted to add a second identical video card to support four monitors. When I add the second card in, the PC will no longer boot. The external LCD Poster just says CPU INIT. The fans, disk drives, etc. do not power up. If I take the second video card back out, it boots up fine. The power supply is a 650 watt ANTEC which the box indicates that it supports dual video cards. Any idea as to what I need to do to support two video cards not linked via SLI? TIA!


A:Dual non-SLI video cards in ASUS Maximus Motherboard won't boot

The problem was the 650 watt power supply was inadequate. I swapped it for a 850 watt power supply and the PC boots just fine.

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I have a custom built PC based upon the ASUS MAXIMUS Formula with a EVGA GeForce 8800 GT video card. Everything works great. I wanted to add a second identical video card to support four monitors. When I add the second card in, the PC will no longer boot. The external LCD Poster just says CPU INIT. The fans, disk drives, etc. do not power up. If I take the second video card back out, it boots up fine. The power supply is a 650 watt ANTEC which the box indicates that it supports dual video cards. Any idea as to what I need to do to support two video cards not linked via SLI? TIA!

A:Dual non-SLI video cards in ASUS Maximus Motherboard won't boot

What is the second card you are trying to add? Do you have a 6-pin power connector connected to it, if it needs one?

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I have 2 hard drives with windows system on them. One is windows media center/xp and the other is xp pro. As I start my pc it goes through the bios and then stops and I have 2 choices. Booting to the media center drive (rdisk 2)or the xp pro drive (rdisk 0). Both drives boot to their respective desktops, all is well. Btw i did install the systems when both drives where running.

My question; when I change my bios from first boot disk 0 to disk 2 (disk 1 is another storage logical drive) then save and exit it wont give me that choice anymore is shows a “NTLDR missing”. I go to bios configuration again and change back to the original first boot drive 0 and I can boot to either hard drive with no problems. Why this is so.

This is my boot.ini for both bootable drives:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Thanks to all

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix


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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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i have a asus et1602
it has a bios boot block on it
it does not have a floppy, cd , or dvd rive
only usbs
i have tried a external usb dvd r/w to install xp back on itand it hangs up when it says starting windows
win7 gives me a blue screen and a string of error codes
blocks uniflash in bios
removed cmos battery and it did not help
forgive me but i knowi will say this wrong
but it install ubito? just fine
ive tried several online sugestions on flashing it from a thumb drive
im either doing it wrong or its acting the same way as dvd r/w
it just blinks forever with no action
ive ran into some tuff ones butthis takes the cakebios says there is no password but reset it anyway
so, ive reached the point of desperaty and thought maybe i would short the pins on the bios chip
i have had to do that before
i cant figure out wich is the bios chip
its not obviouse to the eye and i think ive searched almost every chip on the board
it hasa atom cpu
motherboard number isem16-dhs rev.1.036
this is crazy hard
ive googled my brains out
can anyone help me please
thanks as usual

A:Asus et1602 BIOS boot block

Have you contacted Asus support for this issue?

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I did not buy this computer. Just happen to come across it at work in one of our computer labs.

I turn on the computer and the fans in the computer turn on for about 1 second and then the computer totally turns off. No error beeps or anything.

Would this be something wrong with the PSU or the Mobo?

I did some testing, but still getting the same problem. I took the mobo out of the PC and set it on a book and built it outside the PC Box and I am still having the same problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:ASUS M4A79T Deluxe won't boot to bios

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Greetings all,

I have searched up and down the forums for an answer to this, and my issue is slightly more specific than most.

This is a rundown of my setup:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
RAM: 1022 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 , 512 MB
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3N78 PRO, 1.XX, MS1C92B34902999
CD/DVD: Sony DVD-RW+/- (Failure, Not Functioning at the Moment)

I think that's all that is currently relevant to the issue.

I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate from NewEgg, Received my discs, awesome. - used the Windows 7 USB DVD Tool to install windows onto an external drive of mine, which is plugged in via USB. Reason for this is, my DVD drive as listed above is not currently functioning, so I wanted to install via USB.

Well of course, I run SETUP upon powering on my pc, and there are no options under boot priority related to USB at all. My options are still: Hard Disk, CD Drive, Removable Devices. I know the computer is recognizing the drive, because when I move to the hard-disk portion of the BIOS, it shows the drive listed.

Granted, I am not a computer wiz, I do know a lot and am well rounded in almost all aspects, but this I am not. Am I missing something? When the computer recognizes the drive that I have plugged into via USB, that to me says the port and USB are functioning correctly. The drive fully works when in Windows. I guess my question is, ASUS Updater is tel... Read more

A:Solved: ASUS Motherboard BIOS - USB Boot

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Hey guys, looking at this here: https://kb.wisc.edu/showroom/page.php?id=58779
I have tried all keys showing F2, F9, F8, Delete, ESC but nothing works, help?

A:Asus x54C model can't get to boot menu or bios

What do you see?
Anything at all on screen, or is it just black?

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i would like to make this whole process as simple as possible, but it seems it's not meant to be that way. that's ok though, nothing is.
i would like to install fedora linux on my hard drive and dual boot w/ winxp pro also installed.
winxp is already installed, and my hdd is partitioned like this:
C: NTFS boot winxp 26 gigs
D: NTFS 27 gigs
E: NTFS (soon will be FAT32) 26 gigs

i don't really understand the whole 1024 cylinders and the trouble the bios can have with anything after that. how can i tell if my bios supports LBA?
does the first 1024 cylinders apply to the entirety of the drive? or does it apply to each partition?
and what version of grub am i supposed to use? LILO or GNU?

A:LBA and bios- can i dual boot?

You can use a 3rd party boot manager and install Linux in any partition. I happen to use Boot Magic, only because I had it on the Partition Magic CD.

A decent free one that I've heard good things about is: http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Software/514550/XOSL.html

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No BIOS or video with P5LD2


I have just built a new PC (see specs bellow) and I am receiving neither a BIOS beep nor video signal.

CPU: Intel-PentiumD (LGA775) 820 2.80GHz BOX(EM64T)
RAM: 240PIN DDR DDR2 PC4300-1GB(DDR533) HYNIX original (two sticks for a total of 2GB)
VIDEO: HIS HX70PRQ128-3TOEN IceQII (ATI x700Pro 128MG)
HD: Hitachi/IBM HDT722525DLA380 SATA 250GB
OD: LG GSA-4167BB Multi DVD drive
C/PS: Antec SONATA II with 450W Smart Power 2.0 PS
MISC: MITSUMI FA405T(B) (3.5 inch card reader)

Here is what I have done:

- assembled the system both in and out of the case, piece by piece;
- verified both the 4-pin ATX 12V and the EATXPWR 24-pin power connectors are firmly attached;
- confirmed jumpers are set to factory defaults;
- doubled checked that the RAM modules are inserted in the appropriate DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 slots -- though, I have also tried every slot with one module and all two-module combinations;
- checked that the HD is connected to the SATA1 port;
- cleared the RTC RAM; and,
- cleaned video card and RAM connectors with rubbing alcohol.

Here is what I have observed:

During both in- and out-of-case assemblies I was able to power up the system (CPU fan, case fan, video card fan, and motherboard) but received neither BIOS beep nor video signal. Only silence. After trying multiple RAM configurations, resetting the RTC RAM, and cleaning components with rubbing alcohol, I was greeted with ... Read more

A:ASUS P5LD2 won't boot + No BIOS beep or video signal

Try different Video card.


My experience

Ok i recently had the same problem with a new machine i built.

I realize that the CPU FAN was shorting the board.

I used a CPU with a fan controller it was shorting it some how. in the end i cut the wire from the Fan controllor(was like to wires together) so i just joined them then taped them up.

I would recommend testing a Different CPU fan,(i know it sounds weird but i was very suprised an noone ever came accross this i know off)

Also make sure. you have the board placed properly on the motherboard using spacers. about 0.5cm of the case using the spacers provided with the case.

I would also suggest that your CPU would be fine and properly anything else.

If your cpu dint work you would here the same beeps codes as if it was removed (are something along the line)

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I have one of these new all in one Medion Akoya P4020 (Aldi) touchscreen desktops.
Works reasonably well if you don't need fast graphics, the inbuilt HDTV tuner is fantastic. There is a small prob with the background LEDS failing (software) but I think Medion are working on that.
The motherboard is twin sata. One is the 1 terabyte HDD the other is a notebook style CD-DVD drive.
To get independent back up, I added a 320GB external HDD in a USB dock.
No problem, until I decided I would try a dual boot setup as I used to have in my older desk top. The second HDD crashed no matter what I tried.
I assumed it was a USB limitation so pulled out the sata CD-DVD drive and put it into an external enclosure on a USB connection.
Then I ran the sata 2 port out through an eSata connection to the HDD dock which will run off USB or sata and has its own power supply.
Still it crashed on initial boot on the second drive, I then noticed in the AMI bios,

1st Boot :CD-DVD
2nd Boot :HDD on sata 1
3rd Boot : [Disabled] my back up HDD

with a note saying "a device enclosed in
parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu"
I find I cannot re-enable this and have no idea where the corresponding type menu might be!
Emails to Medion have not been answered and I can find no driver updates on their site, never mind an answer to this particular problem.The BCD edit setup looks good but, if I select the backup drive to boot, a boot starts but f... Read more

A:Dual boot with a glitch in the bios

You can not install Windows to a USB or eSata drives, you need to partition your Main HD.

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hello there,
I would like to have 2 separate hard drives completely independent from each other. Since I read about it in this forum I came to like the idea.
I believe you guys call it BIOS-Managed dual boot. Right now I am trying to do it but I have some questions.
Here is what I did: I removed my first drive with Windows 7 home premium installed on it working verry smoothly (not yet activated) completely from the SATA 0 connection on the mobo and I connected the second drive that I want to format and install Windows XP pro on it to the SATA 1 connection on the mobo.
I changed the boot menu in the BIOS to boot from CD-Rom and press F10 to save and exit. I hit enter at the press any key to boot from CD message and the installation started.
When it is done I will connect my first drive with Windows 7 home premium to the SATA 0 connection and the second drive with Windows XP pro will stay at the SATA 1 connection. I suppose that by changing the boot menu in the BIOS to boot from HDD and restart the computer my drive with Windows 7 home premium will boot by default and the drive with the other OS (Windows XP pro)will boot whenever I tap the F12 key?
That's the way I want it.
This XP pro OS I wan't for my data and some other stuff.
Some other things I have to take in consideration?
Thanks for any advice.

A:Help with BIOS-Managed dual boot

Bios Managed dual booting is someone's own term they applied for bringing up the boot device menu option when the first post screen arrives and the lights(if any) blink on the keyboard when first powering up or when seeing a full system restart and opting to boot into the OS on a different drive.

With the first 7 drive unplugged from Sata port #1 on the board or when simply unplugged at the drive end you don't have to switch ports to see any Windows installation go onto a second drive since that will automatically become the new first drive the Windows installer sees.

It's when not wanting any boot files placed on the present first drive you isolate that by simply unplugging it when going to install on the next in line.

That's simplify things a bit since sometimes you may not plug the board end back in fully or it may lift up and suddenly no drive seen!

With both drives now seeing a stand alone installation you can also opt to see the XP Pro installation as a new boot option leaving the 7 drive set as the default boot device without the need to "be quick" at pressing the F12 button in time before the bios posts move on and 7 starts loading since that would be an option seen in the 7 boot loader.

To see that done easy enough review the guide for setting up a working dual boot. Note any entry added into the 7 BCD store can also be removed even faster then entered. How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I have lost BIOS completely! Help!

A:Can't get into BIOS!!! Ever since I started dual boot!

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This is embarrassing - am trying to set up a computer for my husband to use while his is repaired. This computer has Windows 98SE and XP Pro on it. At the moment it is on 98SE. I want to boot it up into XP. The settings for XP are D,A,SCSI and for 98Se they are C,A,SCSI.

I can get into the BIOS but cannot find the screen where I can change the boot order from C,A,SCSI to D,A,SCSI. I know they are listed somewhere and I could just choose the one I wanted but for the life of me I cannot remember how I used to do it.

Does anyone have any ideas?


A:BIOS query re dual boot

Watch the screen carefully at power up, there could be text telling you which key to press to 'select boot device' or similar wording.

It may be in the manual, if you don't have one it might be available at the PC or motherboard maker's website.

Do you know the PC/motherboard make and model ?

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Hi there,
I have a Toshiba satellite L450D laptop (AMD Sempron SI-42 ? 2.GHz and 3 GB RAM DDR2) which up until recently was running a dual boot of Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86) and Windows 7 Home Premium (x64). It was all running fine until I flashed my BIOS, (which was successful) and neither version of Windows would start. I got to Windows boot manager and then upon selecting an OS it would come up with Windows would not start. I read somewhere that the BIOS update may have changed the addresses of something (I?m not too sure about this bit) and so performed a fresh install of Windows 7. This worked perfectly, Windows 7 runs fine, and I am still getting to Windows Boot Manager upon start-up. When I select Windows 7 it boots fine and if I select XP the same thing happens as before ? Windows could not start. I then proceeded to re-install XP, and the setup loads up until the final loading message (setup is starting Windows I think) and then I get a blue screen with the following message:
?A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the 1st time you have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps. Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer. Technic... Read more

A:Help with dual boot after bios flash

A good way to check would be to use a piece of Freeware called EasyBCD 2.0, this basically Checks your HDD for any Installations and tells you the current boot log, and can see what OS's you have installed.

If you could Link and Image of the Summary tab i would be able to help you a bit more.

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Hello everyone, Here is what I am trying to do. I have an HP (9720) configurable pc and would like to dual boot it with XP. I am going to install a second hard drive and install XP on it. What I would like to know is that HP has three bios updates. one says This BIOS update provides the minimum BIOS requirements to run Windows(r) XP on your HP Pavilion computer. If I install this update will I also be able to dual boot Me. Thanks for any help.

A:bios update for dual boot

Sure, the BIOS update is mostly an update to the Advanced Power Management so the PC can power down automatically when you Shutdown XP. The update should have nothing to do with dual booting.

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I am very very frustrated since I waited a while to get this motherboard from china. My last DFI board randomly died on me and I ordered this as a replacement because I wanted a decent 775 board. I worked on it all night tonight and despite it reading all the hardware... it will not boot unless I reset the cmos every time. On top of that... I can not get the bios to update... it doesn't read any of the 5 usb drives I tried (fat/fat32). Also I tend to get this grey screen when trying to flash it sometimes. I am beside myself at this point after fussing with it for hours on end and I really need some help.

A:Asus P5E3 BIOS won't update and needs CMOS reset to boot every time

Sounds like either the BIOS is corrupted or the motherboard battery is a goner.

Have you tried burning the new BIOS to a bootable CD ?

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I have an issue with the SATA BIOS settings which have options for configure as IDE, or set it to as AHCI. So now I can only boot Vista when it is set to AHCI, and only boot the XP when the BIOS SATA is set to configure as IDE, and if not it gives a stop code error 07B. And I did search for a ASUS P5QL Pro motherboard BIOS update, and I have the lattest version apparently. Also I did look in each one's Device Manager to check for driver updates, such as for the serial ATA controllers. So how can I boot both without changing the BIOS setting each time ? I dual boot with the Vista boot manager, and in my motherboard manual it does say; "Due to Intel chipset driver support regulation, the AHCI mode is not supported in Windows XP environment, and is only supported by Vista with OS built in driver. If I try to boot either XP or Vista without changing the SATA BIOS settings, it gives stop code; 07B.

A:Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

Fixed by changing the BIOS SATA configuration settings from that AHCI to IDE, enhanced. And then reinstalled Vista so that both XP and Vista use that same BIOS setting.

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I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 on 7/10 dual boot breaks dual boot

Originally Posted by Carsomyr

I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!

This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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Hello Everyone ,

i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter :
i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose linux ,

as far as i know , i should edit the msconfig file which i tried and couldn`t make it dual boot ,

Please check the attachment file ,

Thank you

A:dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot

Read this: Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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I can't access BIOS in dual Vista/ubuntu boot configuration. There is no response from the keyboard during bootup on my dell inspiron E1705 laptop. Any ideas?

A:Solved: BIOS ACCESS for dual boot

I figured out I needed to press F12 key immediately upon pressing the power button to boot up the laptop for vista.

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I have mdl AMI P5w3e 204 Bios in my laptop. I added Ubuntu 12 with dual boot. I used Easy123 to create a boot menu not realizing that the Ubuntu installer also created a boot menu. Whatever the two boot menus do I know that the time from start of display of the bios to when it finishes displaying went from 15-20 seconds to 1 minute 40 seconds. I will try to remove the Easy123 menu and see if that makes a difference. In the meantime is the length of the bios running affected by Ubuntu?


A:BIOS ver AMI p53e 204 went from 15 to 100 seconds with dual boot/

The correct name is EasyBCD NOT Easy123. Anyway the bios is still at 100 seconds with th EasyBCD menu removed. I would prefer to use the EasyBCD menu rather that the one created by the Ubuntu installer. Is there a way to get rid of it?


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Hi guys, I'm trying to properly dual-boot Windows 10 Edu 64bit and Kubuntu 16.10 64bit. The problem is that on startup it's impossible to start GRUB, Windows is loaded automatically. Is there a way to change UEFI boot order? I tried several methods but Windows always overrides my changes; I managed to load GRUB only once by renaming the Windows OS Loader path to the GRUB one, but after I booted to Windows once again, it overrode my settings creating a new Windows OS Loader entry. These are the methods I've already tried: Renaming the path as I said up here through bcdeditUsing EasyUEFI to change boot orderUsing efibootmgr in KubuntuUsing boot-repair in KubuntuUpdating GRUB in Kubuntu While on my desktop I have a BIOS setting that lets me change UEFI boot partition, I don't have anything similar on this laptop. Let me know, thanks.

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I have a Gateway DX4870-UR10P Desktop, with Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit.The bios is as originally shipped in 2012.I want to run Windows 8.1 PRO 64-bit -- on a new, separate harddrive. And keep Win 7 on the original HD. I will probably add Win 10.1 or above on a drive partition in the future. BTW, I will run Hyper-V virtualization in Win 8 for other purposes (winXP, Linux).     available bios downloads (they also list Linux pkgs)     Gateway     BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades)     P11.B1     Gateway     BIOS     P01.A2If I update the Bios to P11.B1, does it continue to support Win 7?  Also, Win 10?Is P11.B1 the correct bios to use? Does anyone see any issues, 'gotchas', config problems?Thanks.

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A:Gateway DX4870 -- Which BIOS for dual-boot Win8 & ...

you can only update to this:  Gateway     BIOS     P01.A2 BIOS P11 is only for DX4870 that had windows 8 from factory (not upgrades)

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I upgraded the BIOS of my H50-55 Lenovo desktop via the instructions from this page. It went fine, except that afterwards I could no longer dual boot to Linux (the GRUB menu didn't show up); instead, I'd go directly into Windows 10. Since the BIOS upgrade overwrote the dual boot changes to UEFI firmware settings, I had to follow these intructions to change them back again, which fixed the problem. NOTE: those instructions are for dual booting to Ubuntu.  If you have Fedora instead, replace bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efiwithbcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\fedora\grubx64.efi Other Linux distributions will require other adjustments, though the basic idea is the same.

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I have a Gateway DX4870-UR10P Desktop, with Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit.The bios is as originally shipped in 2012.I want to run Windows 8.1 PRO 64-bit -- on a new, separate harddrive. And keep Win 7 on the original HD. I will probably add Win 10.1 or above on a drive partition in the future. BTW, I will run Hyper-V virtualization in Win 8 for other purposes (winXP, Linux).     available bios downloads (they also list Linux pkgs)     Gateway     BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades)     P11.B1     Gateway     BIOS     P01.A2If I update the Bios to P11.B1, does it continue to support Win 7?  Also, Win 10?Is P11.B1 the correct bios to use? Does anyone see any issues, 'gotchas', config problems?Thanks.

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A:Gateway DX4870 -- Which BIOS for dual-boot Win8 & ...

you can only update to this:  Gateway     BIOS     P01.A2 BIOS P11 is only for DX4870 that had windows 8 from factory (not upgrades)

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How can i configure the BIOS to boot multi os ssd and HDD?

I want to boot from SSD one os and other os from HDD,
When i try to do it i have windows error?

Can you help me

A:Satellite U940-108 - How to configure BIOS to boot dual OS from SSD / HDD


I assume you want to install the OS (which one???) on the internal mSATA 32GB SSD?
This mSATA SSD is used for caching (hybrid boot) in order to boot Windows 8 faster.

I would recommend you to install the second OS on the HDD.
For that you should create new partition which could be used for OS installation.

Then boot from the Windows installation disk and install the 2nd OS on the new created partition.

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Hi guys,
I had left my laptop idle for an hour or so after around 3 hours after I booted it up, and luckily I was there to see it: it simply switched off, and any attempt to get into windows through GRUB fails. Ubuntu loads up just fine, but attempting to boot windows results in a plain black screen that goes nowhere. I can't boot into safe mode. My laptop's built in DVD drive doesn't work, so I tried it using the installation disc to repair win7, but after I select my windows operating system from the menu, it simply shows a blank image of the background of the default windows 7 login screen. Sorry if I'm unclear, but could anyone please help me?

A:Unexpected switch off, won't boot into windows

I tried to use the installation disc hoping to leave it all night (it's night here) and lo and behold: it doesn't even go as far as showing me the first screen asking me to select my language. All I get is a black screen and a working cursor.

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